March 19, 2020
published March 19, 2020
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Manhattanville Biology Prof. Anna Yeung-Cheung has been called upon by various media sources including Slate & NPR for her expertise as a virologist & infectious disease expert. Most recently she was featured in a New York Post article about Coronavirus updates.
"How long is coronavirus recovery time?
The CDC has not released info on how long the infection lasts. But experts say it takes at least a week to recover.
“You will feel sick for at least 7 to 10 days, and it could be much longer,” said Manhattanville College professor Anna Yeung-Cheung. “After a week, most people will start to feel better. But everybody’s immune system is different.”
But in cases in China and Japan, the coronavirus has infected the same person twice, according to thehill.com.
How do you recover from the coronavirus?
No medicine has been proven to effectively treat the virus yet, but drugs — such as the antiviral drug Remdesivir, which was used to treat Ebola — look promising, experts say. “To recover, it’s a lot like other sicknesses — drink water, take Advil and rest a lot,” said Yeung-Cheung.
When you can go back to work?
Experts recommend waiting at least 10 days, until after you’re no longer experiencing symptoms and a medical professional says it’s fine to return to the office, said Yeung-Cheung. “If you feel better and your doctor says you can go back, then go.”
Read the full article here.
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